Recreation FAQs

What equipment is needed for each player?

Each player should come to practice and games prepared to play. Shin guards are mandatory for all players. Players should also bring a ball, water, and dress appropriately for the weather.

What does U (as in U8) mean?

U stands for Under. Players are placed by their age as of August 1, so anyone turning that age between August 1 and July 31 falls in that group. For example: U10 is designated for players who turn 10 between August 1 and July 31 of that soccer year (Fall and Spring seasons).

How do I find out about my child’s placement?

Team assignments are typically announced in mid-August for the fall season and mid-March for the spring season. Your coach will contact you once he/she receives their roster.

Do we have to buy trophies?

No, SCSC gives all recreational players an end of season award.

Where do we get our child’s uniform?

Mini Kickers players will receive a t-shirt by their second session. U6 – U8 players will be given game T- Shirts and can purchase black socks and shorts. County players will be provided a uniform. Additional uniforms can be purchased.

Does it matter that my child has never played soccer before?

Absolutely not! The recreation program is designed so that a player of any skill level can join and have fun.

Do we have practices during the week?

The Mini-Kickers will practice one day a week on Saturdays. The U6 – U8 teams will practice 1 – 2 days a week. U9 - U19 age groups practice twice a week. Practices are in addition to the game on weekends.

What size soccer ball does my child need?

U4-U6...size 3
U7-U8...size 4
U13-U19...size 5

Can I request a specific coach for my child?

Special requests can be made during on-time registration. These requests should be limited to carpool and weeknight availability. Requests are never guaranteed.

When can my child begin playing recreational soccer?

Players must be 3 and 4 years old as of August 1 to participate in the Mini-Kickers and Grassroots respective programs.

Are there opportunities for parents to volunteer?

Yes, SCSC Recreation is a volunteer organization, and the program cannot be maintained without parent volunteers. In addition to coaches and assistant coaches, the program routinely requires league coordinators, referee coordinators, and others willing to lend assistance. Prior soccer experience is not required.